South Asians for Human Rights

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The trend of migration from Nepal for foreign employment drastically surged in the first month (mid-July to mid-August) of the current fiscal year 2011/12.

According to the Department of Foreign Employment, the number of Nepalis leaving the country for overseas jobs increased by 52.15 percent, to 45,165 from mid-July to mid-August compared to the figure of the same period last year. A total 29,685 Nepalis had gone abroad for jobs during that period last year.

Among last month’s migrant workers, the number of male and female migrants was 43,163 and 2,002 respectively.

According to the department, Qatar remained top host for Nepali job seekers, accepting 15,702 workers compared to other countries Malaysia (9671), Saudi Arabia (8538), United Arab Emirate (6873) and Kuwait (2088).

Qatar has been hiring foreign workers for the construction of infrastructure focusing on the World Cup Football 2022 to be held there.